Worship Spaces

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Emanuel Nine Memorial

Handel Architects
Charleston, South Carolina
39,700 SF
Expected 2025
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  • 2020 American Architecture Award, Monuments, The Chicago Athenaeum

A new space dedicated to the lives and sacrifices of the Emanuel Nine.

The Emanuel Nine Memorial is dedicated to the Emanuel Nine – the church’s clergy and members who tragically lost their lives on June 17, 2015. Located on the church grounds, the Memorial creates a space to honor the victims, their families, and the survivors. The courtyard features two benches around a marble fountain engraved with the names of the Emanuel Nine. A garden space surrounded by stone benches and trees honors the survivors.

Altieri is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and information technology design services.